Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

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Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
Faster pussycat kill kill poster (1).jpg
Original poster
Directed by Russ Meyer
Produced by Russ Meyer
Written by Jack Moran
Russ Meyer
Starring Tura Satana
Lori Williams
Susan Bernard
Music by Paul Sawtell
Cinematography Walter Schenk
Edited by Russ Meyer
Release dates
  • 1965 (1965)
Running time
83 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $45,000[1]
Box office $36,122[2]

Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! is a 1965 exploitation film directed by Russ Meyer, who also wrote the script with Jack Moran. It stars Tura Satana, Haji, and Lori Williams.

The film features gratuitous violence, sexuality, provocative gender roles, and provocative dialogue. It is one of Meyer's more boldly titled and unflinchingly exploitative films; however, there is relatively little nudity.

The film was shot in the extreme western parts of the Mojave Desert. However, some of the scenes appear to have been filmed farther east, near Baker, California. The last scenes in the film were made west of California City. The rail line running between Mojave and Trona is clearly evident.


Screenshot from trailer

Three thrill-seeking go-go dancers—Billie (Lori Williams), Rosie (Haji), and their leader, Varla (Tura Satana)—encounter a young couple in the desert while racing their sports cars. After killing the boyfriend (Ray Barlow) with her bare hands, Varla drugs, binds, gags and kidnaps his girlfriend, Linda (Susan Bernard). On a desolate highway, the four stop at a gas station, where they see a wheelchair-bound old man (Stuart Lancaster) and his muscular, dimwitted son, whom everyone refers to as "The Vegetable" (Dennis Busch). The gas station attendant (Mickey Foxx) tells the women that the old man and his two sons live on a decrepit ranch with a hidden cache of money. Intrigued, Varla hatches a scheme to rob the lecherous old man.



  1. ^ Top Ten Low Budget Films Under $500,000. Daily Film Dose. Retrieved April 1, 2013
  2. ^ Box Office Information for Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! The Numbers. Retrieved April 1, 2013

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